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we left at 4 in the morning, we got to taylor at 7:45 and got one rainbow, then hooked and landed a 22 inch laker, saw kokes purpose in som deep water way out of my reach from shore, i saw some of the biggest lake trout ive ever seen about 20 pounds swiming by shore, they were true monsters had hits on spawn sacks and sucker meat but failed to land them

went to the east river and in this one spot there was red kokaee everywhere, i caught seven , my brother caught eight and my freind caught acouple, they were really red and nailed my pink taz, the sad part was seeing all the dead kokes on the bottom, i walked up river and saw lots of dead kokes, who knows how much longer they will live, its sad to see such a good fish go to waste, but you cant keep um until november 1st up there and by then there wont be many left

ps i love gunnison
 

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Nice,you guys are fishin fiends!Thats a heck of a drive for a day trip,hardcore fishermen.Im going to either 11Mile or Wolford Tuesday,I'll let you know if the kokes are schooling up.Also nice to hear that the big lakers are comming shallow,going to have to pull some big cranks around Granby soon.Good fishing

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good luck man, i know they are starting to run at elevenmile by the inlet, i saw dow milking kokes in the river the other weekend, i dont know about wolford but good luck on them
 

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Went to Wolford on Friday 09-30-05

Did not go up to the Muddy Creek inlet but I did catch one Kok trolling and it was in the middle of the lake.

Maybe I should have gone up to the inlet to see what Kok action there was. :'(
 
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I've seen those big boys cruising at taylor also, they like to eat stockers, once and a while you will hear a big splash , another stocker bites the dust! were did you fish on Taylor?
 

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i fished off the rocks by the dam, those lakers were a sight to see , i tryed sucker meat on a tube with no luck, ill be back at taylor at the end of the month
 

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sounds like it might be time to break out the 12" rainbow trout swimbaits they use for lunker bass out in CA
 
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Fished the Gunnison at the Almont Campground and at the Confluence Hole at Almont on Sat, Oct 1st. The Kokanee run seemed almost over there, with only a few fish moving through. Did manage to land an 18 incher in one of the toughest battles I've ever had. The fish was snagged in the side and full of spunk. Between that and the heavy current below Almont it was all I could do to land it. Pulled in the last few feet of line hand over hand.
Went up to the hatchery in the afternoon and saw great numbers of fish nearing the end of their journey. There were also quite a few anglers.
It was a spectacular weekend to be in Gunnison country.
 

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i know this years run was pretty strong, i caught over 100 in auguast when i was there, and from the look of it there is going to be a good egg take this year
 
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hate to be negative but I'm sure something will go wrong with the spawn, it always does! Oh yeah I forgot the evil lake trout ate all the kokes again!
 

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yes the lakers do eat kokanee, they stock atleast a million kokes a year in blue mesa but you never see that many come up to spawn, only being stocked as fingerlings most are swept up by bigger fish
 

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kokaneeking said:
yes the lakers do eat kokanee, they stock atleast a million kokes a year in blue mesa but you never see that many come up to spawn, only being stocked as fingerlings most are swept up by bigger fish
This is why the DOW wants people to keep the big Macs in Granby, once a kokanee population takes hold it will do good but right now they are just feeding the lakers there.
 

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ePiC said:
kokaneeking said:
yes the lakers do eat kokanee, they stock atleast a million kokes a year in blue mesa but you never see that many come up to spawn, only being stocked as fingerlings most are swept up by bigger fish
This is why the DOW wants people to keep the big Macs in Granby, once a kokanee population takes hold it will do good but right now they are just feeding the lakers there.
Ahh yes, I see. But when you say "take hold," are you speaking of some kind of massive adult population of kokes?


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even though lakers eat kokes it balances the population out, if you have to many kokes you will have smaller fish, the food chain has a way of balanceing everything out
 
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